Video: Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii
Elvis made television and entertainment history with his 'Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite' concert special. Performed at the Honolulu International Center Arena on January 14, 1973 at 12:30 AM Hawaiian time, it was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries, and was seen on a delayed basis in approximately thirty European countries.
Interview with Aloha From Hawaii producer, Marty Pasetta
Following is an interview with Marty as he remembers the events.
Above - Director/producer Marty Pasetta reminisces about pitching his ideas for the Elvis Aloha from Hawaii special, the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.
Marty Pasetta produced and directed the Aloha TV special which became the most watched TV program ever, with over 1.5 billion people watching it worldwide. Marty actually told Elvis 'He's got to lose some weight' when they met in Las Vegas. Elvis spent the next three months dieting, taking vitamin injections, and rigorously working out with his Memphis karate instructor, Kang Rhee.
The first American airing was April 4, 1973 on NBC-TV. It was a worldwide ratings smash and the soundtrack album went to number one on the 'Billboard' album chart. The American broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience and was seen in more American households than man's first walk on the moon. In all, it was initially seen in approximately forty countries by 1-to-1.5 billion people.
The Press Conferences
Colonel Parker organised this press conference between the dinner and midnight shows with Elvis and RCA president Rocco Laginestra to announce the January 14 satellite broadcast of Aloha From Hawaii.
Elvis: Aloha Press Conference Sept 4, 1972 (06:00)
Elvis Presley at his Aloha From Hawaii Press Conference, Honolulu on November 20, 1972.
Elvis: Aloha Press Conference November 20, 1972 (01:02)
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